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This workshop will guide participants through the process of making a dovetailed, Shaker-style, step stool. Instructors will emphasize the precise use of hand tools and the importance of laying out joinery. Before building the step stool, participants will practice a variety of dovetail joints that will be applicable not only to the step stool, but also to future furniture projects.

All tools, materials, and supplies are included. You're welcome to bring your own hand tools. Please email for a complete list of what you'll need to bring, and make sure they're sharp! 



    Getting Here

    Allied Woodshop
    407 E Pico Blvd, 10th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90015

    Please arrive 15 minutes early. We will have coffee and pastries waiting for you to start the day. 

    Parking is available in nearby lots for $5-$7/day, cash only. We recommend the lots on Pico Blvd just East of Wall St. Drive up the ramp and an attendant will direct you to a space. Myrtle Ave has 10-hour, metered parking for $4/day and the meters accept credit cards. Street parking is free in most street spaces after 6pm and on Sundays, just be sure to check the signs.  

    What to Wear

    Please wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Boots or sneakers are fine and long pants are preferable. Do not wear loose or baggy clothing and please tie back long hair. No dangly jewelry. Please note, this is a woodshop with no AC. You can expect to get sweaty and dusty. Woodworking is hard work!

    Gift Certificates

    Gift certificates are available in electronic form. If you would like to gift a class, please include the name of the recipient in the purchase notes and we'll email you a gift certificate.

    Refund and Transfer Policy

    Workshops are not refundable. Workshop fees can be transferred to another class once, with at least one week’s advance notice. If a workshop is cancelled due to Coronavirus, you will be provided with a full refund. If a workshop is postponed due to Coronavirus, you will be given the option to keep registration or be provided with a full refund. For additional questions, please email

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